New shell lobsters (also called soft shell lobsters or shedders) are lobsters that have just shed their old shells. Their new, larger shells don't quite fit the lobster yet, so the excess space is filled with salt water that infuses the meat with the flavor of the sea. The result? Salty, sweet and succulent meat in a shell so soft, you can break it apart with your hands.
How can you get your hands on some new shell lobsters? You can order them online from one of the purveyors in this directory (though you might have to specifically ask for new shells). After that, make lobster rolls, of course. Try the recipe below and check out this video for some lobster inspiration.